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Mindo Real Estate For Sale

Mindo Ecuador has some incredible real estate…incredible beauty.

See the latest updates and special opportunities with Mindo real estate for sale here.

There is some Mindo real estate for sale  that we recently wrote about.

So I perked up when one of our Ecuador computer assistants sent me this note. He wrote about this Mindo Ecuador real estate for sale:

“Gary, I would like to ask you a big favor, my father is selling a house in Mindo Ecuador and I would like to know if you can help me offering this mindo property to your clients. The House has an incredible view, surrounded by nature. As you know Mindo is considered the paradise for birdwatching. Near the house is the Mindo Nambillo Protected Forest. Its very nice. Another important thing is that the house is new.

I`ll appreciate it if you can help me.
Thank you Alex

Here are photos.





The house is about 1,550 square feet and sits on a lot of 8,500 square feet. It has
Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, dining room, living room, kitchen and a porch.
Utilities (electrical service, water, direct TV, internet and phone service) are available.

The owners are asking $55,000 which seems a bit high to me so I have asked if they will give Ecuador Living subscribers a discount since if they find a buyer through us they will have avoided a brokers commission etc.

Our hacienda Rosaspamba where a few years ago, Merri and I took a year’s break and lived and studied with the yatchaks and shamans is near Mindo Ecuador. We wanted to have the knowledge about good living and natural health. Rosaspamba is near Mindo. Here is our front yard view.


During that year we learned so much about so many parts of natural living. More on this in tomorrow’s message.

To assist those interested in Ecuador I have established a full time full support research and assistance team to help Ecuador Living subscribers in any way required.  Part of this team are multi lingual Westerners so we understand the Western cultural needs as well as those of Ecuador.  One service they provide is to scan Ecuador newspapers looking for unique properties and put our subscribers directly in touch…thus avoiding brokerage fees. This is important because we ask Ecuador real estate sellers (since we are not brokers and do not to accept real estate commissions) to provide discounts to our subscribers if they buy property.

For example one Quito property seller is offering a $10,000 discount to our subscribers on a spectacular Quito condo.  See the Quito condo here.

In another example there are 4 buildings at Primavera II in Cotacachi. The first building has condos at $46,500.

If you become an Ecuador Living subscriber you can subtract 2% from this price.   We can put you in touch with the developer and a real estate attorney who has taken care of many similar transactions.

You can see more about the condos here.

In another case on condo project north of Manta provides our subscribers a $10,000 savings.

You can subscribe to Ecuador Living here.

We always recommend that you visit and see for yourself before you buy so the beach condo gives a 60 day refund option after deposit to visit.

See below how to visit Ecuador and pay for it with Christmas shopping savings

Until next message, may your heath and wealth enjoy balance and harmony.


See Mindo on an Ecuador Real Estate Tour Free

Here is the Ecuador Schedule 2011 and Club Ecuador

Ecuador has grown to be one of the most attractive places to live part or full time.  The real estate market has continued to rise throughout the global economic downturn.  However, like anywhere to get the best results you have to know what you are doing.  This is why you want to know about Club Ecuador!

Join Club Ecuador


Jean Marie and Pascale Butterlin at their new home site near Cotacachi , Ecuador.  See Ecuador from the mountains to the…


sea.  Bonnie Keough leads Ecuador Export tours.  Here she is on the coastal real estate tour at Crucita on Ecuador’s coast.

The key to getting ahead in Ecuador is knowing it. I mean… really knowing it all.  The wonderful news about Ecuador is its biodiversity…however that can be a two edged sword because there is so much BIODIVERSITY that it is necessary to experience the uniqueness in order to choose where you would be happiest.

To make sure… you can know Ecuador… correctly…. so you have an honest guide without hidden agendas… here is an introduction to Club Ecuador.

At Ecuador Living we have always encouraged readers to visit first…. see as much as you can… rent second…. to be sure and so you have time to find  bargains… then third, get an independent attorney before you buy.

To make it as easy, safe, fun, efficient and inexpensive as possible, 15 years ago we started conducting Ecuador seminars and created several types of Ecuador tours…. real estate tours, shamanic tours and Ecuador export tours.

Over the years these tours expanded.  In fact we had so many Ecuador tours that we could offer “Ecuador Multi Tour Adventures” which helped delegates  see many places and feel many aspects of Ecuador at a sensible price.

Over this time we have brought more than 5,000 people to Ecuador.  No one has such experience with these type of tours.  In fact all the competing similar tours I know are created by or conducted by people who first attended our tours.

The Ecuador tours we initiated just keep getting better. In a moment I’ll share all the new benefits of the 2011 Ecuador tours.  Plus the new  “Life in the Cloud Forest” tours below.

What Merri and I have lacked is the on the spot research and the constant updating of the situations…then last year, Jean Marie Butterlin moved to Ecuador and took up the reins.  We can easily and truthfully state that he has created in Ecuador an entire team of experts…and now he introduces Club Ecuador and his 2011 Schedule.  We are proud to present Team Ecuador, Club Ecuador, Jean Marie who has all the following offerings.  His actions with the Team Ecuador have brought a new level of information and scheduling to help any of you to easily experience the uniqueness of Ecuador.

2011 is for the first time ever you can join Club Ecuador… and gain the biggest savings of all.

“Ecuador Multi Tour Adventures”  help you learn  how to run your own export business, gain Ecuador’s health benefits, own Ecuador real estate and live in Ecuador. Plus the multi tour packs help  you save hundreds… even thousands of dollars by providing multiple Ecuador tours in one month.

Now with Club Ecuador you can save even more throughout the rest of 2010 and all of 2011.

See the remaining 2010 and 2011 Ecuador tour schedule below that Team Ecuador offers.

Normal course and tour fees are $499 or $749 for a couple.

Here are the multiple tour savings.

Two Pack… 2 seminar courses & tours $998 Couple  $1,349 Save $149 on couple

Three Pack… 3 seminar courses & tours   $1399 Couple  $1,899 Save $98 single or $348 on a couple or more

Four Pack… 4 seminar courses & tours   $1,699 Couple $2,299 Save $98 single or $697 on a couple or more

Five Pack… 5 seminar courses & tours  $1,999 Couple $2,699 Save $496 single or $1,046 on a couple or more

Six Pack… 6 seminars courses & tours  $2,199 Couple $3,099 Save $795 single or $1,395 on a couple or more

Club Ecuador now provides the biggest savings of all! You (and your guest) can attend as many of the Ecuador tours as you desire for  just $100 dollars more.

Imagine this… you could attend over 50 Ecuador tours in 2010 and 2011, if you wished, for just $100 extra.

Not $100 PER extra tour either.  $100 for all additional tours beyond a six pack.

You pay only $3,199 to attend as many tours as you like. A guest can accompany you whenever you attend a tour.

Let’s look more about the tours and what others have said.

Why Ecuador Tours?  Simply put… you gain years of experience… and savings on accommodations and travel are more than the tour fee.

All Ecuador tours are conducted  by its creator, Jean Marie Butterlin of Morya Ecuador Discovery Tours and Bonnie Keough who are working very hard scouting, finding, searching, unfolding these exciting places.

My wife Merri and I have been publishing information about global investing as we have lived, traveled, invested, worked and purchased real estate around the world.  This will be for 43 years in May 2011.

We have invested globally in real estate ourselves since the 1960s and have helped delegates find absolute bargains on real estate tours as we have spotted distorted markets in numerous places and conducted real estate tours over the decades in Switzerland, London, Isle of Man and the Dominican Republic.

15 years ago we settled on Ecuador as one of our homes in the never ending sun and started conducting real estate tours since.  Delegates have purchased millions of dollars of property with our guidance.

In this time we have run an active Ecuador business and have personally purchased a 962 acre hacienda, condos and houses in the Andes, a hotel (which we still own and operate) and condos and apartments on the beach..so we know what it takes to find…buy and take care of Ecuador real estate.

Jean Marie Butterlin from Paris has lived and worked extensively all over the world  (now living in Ecuador) and Bonnie Keough has been working extensively in Ecuador for over 4 years.

Jean Marie has created Club Ecuador and we are proud to offer his extensive tours which are carefully researched and professionally put together so that you can explore the possibilities of life in Ecuador.
Please note, Jean Marie is not a real estate broker or seller. The tour’s  loyalty is to the delegates not sellers of property or export goods.

The tours provide information and contacts to help delegates learn about Ecuador real estate and shamans and exports.  His tour company nor any employees of the company sell real estate or products.  The staff are forbidden from taking commissions from real estate sellers.  They are looking after you…not the seller.
Whenever possible the tours put you directly in touch with sellers… thus avoiding brokerage fees. Often sellers will give discounts to buyers on the tours. These discounts can save you thousands of dollars.

These tours are the most efficient and cost effective way to gain an overall view of Ecuador’s real estate market.

You gain discounts on the hotels. You save enormously on transportation. You do not miss unknown properties and avoid the traditional Ecuador problem of sellers not showing up on time or not at all.

Your hotel and transportation savings are usually more than the tour fee.

Plus you gain safety. The tour guides know the country and specifically know the places and can introduce you to independent attorneys and help you avoid sellers who have developed a reputation for marking up or worse.

From a real estate buyer in Ecuador.  I remember you saying a decade ago to start there. I have seen the price on land here jump directly on the beach now $300 to $500 a square meter and off the beach $80 to $100 square meter and the lots are not big an average lot is 250 square meters. I bought several lots in this area for less than half of the asking price today. I remember seeing a article about that you wrote a decade ago that you were able to buy lots here for a couple to a few thousand.  You also used Naples, Florida as an example this I why I bought here. YOU WERE RIGHT! It all started the night I came back from my first trip when I came across your website. If it was not for the knowledge that you share and international living none of this would have gone as smooth as it has. So Thank You Gary!

Attend multi real estate and export tours plus shamanic minga tours.

Comments from a real estate tour delegate:  A special thank you for the real estate tours that you provide. John and I did a lot of research and chose Ecuador as our first choice. Our visit in June exceeded our expectations of the info that we had gathered about the country. Ecuador also meets our top seven priorities: Cost of living, Climate, Cost of real estate, Heath care, Access to high speed internet, Accessibilty to the States and over all safety.  Our dream has always been to live on the beach and moving to Ecuador will make that dream come true.  Again, a big thank you for helping us make that dream come true.

Attend all six courses & tours. Save up to $2,999. Enjoy the beach and…


the mountains. Real estate tour enjoying Manta’s beach.

All Imbabura courses and tours will be conducted from Inn Land of the Sun (formerly Meson de as Flores). Here are real estate delegates at the Inn.


Coastal tours visit many beaches, beach houses and condos like Palmazul Hotel & Spa and Vistazul condos.


Here are delegates visiting Vistazul condos.


Delegates at Vistazul club house.


Vistazul’s beach.

Club Ecuador… Join for just $3,199 and attend with your guest as many of the tours in 2010 and 2011 as you wish.  All of Jean Marie’s tours are expanded and now have an extra day at no additional cost.

Join Club Ecuador

Take a look at the rest of Jean Marie’s 2010 schedule.

Arrival dates are always one or two days earlier. Please double check before booking flights.

Nov. 10-11        Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Nov. 13-14        Coastal Real Estate Tour

Nov. 16-17        Quito Real Estate

Nov. 19-21       Cuenca Real Estate Tour


Real estate tour delegates viewing an Otavalo hotel for sale.


Otavalo condos.


Cotacachi gated community.


Cotacachi organic farm.


Spa in Atuntaqui.

Dec.   3-5        Ecuador ShamanicMinga

Dec.   7-8        Imbabura Real Estate Tour

Dec.  10-11     Coastal Real Estate Tour

Dec. 13-14      Quito Real Estate Tour

Dec. 16-18       Cuenca Real Estate Tour


Delegates in sacred valley on Shamanic mingo tour.


in mountains for floral ceremony and…


on Lake Quicocha headed for water festival.

Here is the 2011 Ecuador Tour Schedule

Jan.   7-11     Ecuador Export Tour   ($499 or couple $749)

Jan. 13-14-15   Imbabura Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

Jan. 17-18-19   Coastal Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749) Jan. 19-20

Jan. 21-22-23  Cuenca Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

Jan.  25-26-27   Quito-Ambato Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

Jan. 29-30    Mindo Exploration of Life in a Cloud Forest  ($249 $299)
or Intag  Exploration of Life in a Cloud Forest  ($249 $299)


Delegates in Otavalo Market on Export tour.

Feb. 13-14-15   Cuenca Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

Feb. 17-18-19   Quito Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

Feb  21-22-23   Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($549 or couple $799)

Feb. 25-26-27  Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)


Delegates viewing property in Bahia on…


coast and Chone Estuary. See below how this tour has expanded.

March 1-2-3 Quito-Ambato Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

Mar 4-5  Mindo Exploration of Life in a Cloud Forest  ($249 $299)
or Intag  Exploration of Life in a Cloud Forest  ($249 $299)

Mar. 16- 17-18    Imbabura Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

Mar. 19-20    Shamanic Mingo Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

Mar. 22-23-24    Coastal Real Estate Tour   ($499 or couple $749)

Mar. 26-27-28    Cuenca Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749)


Cuenca tours view condos like this and…

cuenca-real estate

suburban homes.

Apr. 6-7-8-9-10   Ecuador Export Tour ($499 or couple $749)

May  9-10   Shamanic Mingo Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

May  12-13-14 Quito-Ambato Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

May  16-17-18  Imbabura Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749)

May  20-21-22  Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

May  24-25-26   Cuenca Real Estate Tour  ($499 or couple $749)


Delegates viewing Manta condos.

June 30-July 1-2   Quito-Ambato Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

July 4-5-6  Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

July 8-9-10 Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

July 12-13-14 Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

July 16-17  Mindo Exploration of Life in a Cloud Forest  ($249 $299)
or Intag Exploration of Life in a Cloud Forest  ($249 $299)

Quito Ambato tours look at city center condos with views as well as…


suburban condos for $29,000.


Aug. 31-Sept. 1-2-3-4  Ecuador Export Tour

Sept. 5-6  Shamanic Mingo Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Sept.   8-9-10  Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Sept. 12-13-14  Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Sept. 16-17-18 Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Sept. 20-21-22 Quito-Ambato Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)


Delegates viewing a 12 room old hacienda with possibilities of a B&B near Vistazul offered at $60,000.


Delegates viewing these $23,000 the beach…



Oct.  17-18-19   Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Oct.  21-22-23   Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Oct.  25-26-27   Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)


Delegates inspect a $25,000 fixer upper near Ibarra.


Organic avocado farm near Ibarra.


Mansion near Otavalo.

Nov. 9-10-11    Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Nov. 14-15-16    Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Nov. 18-19-20    Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Dec.   1-2-3-4-5  Ecuador Export Tour      ($499 or couple $749)

Dec. 6-7 Shamanic Mingo Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Dec.   8-9-10    Imbabura Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Dec.  12-13-14   Coastal Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Dec. 16-17    Cuenca Real Estate Tour ($499 or couple $749)

Course and tour fees do not include air fares, food, accommodations or individual transportation.

Dates are subject to change. Always check before buying air fare.

Expanded Tours

All Ecuador real estate tours have been expanded from two days to three. Prices remain the same.

The Ecuador export tour has been expanded from four days to five.

The expanded coastal tours go north from Bahia over…


the new bridge to…

san vicente-pedernales-real estate

Jama and Perdenales.

Two New Tours. Life in the Cloud Forest.

Some of Ecuador’s greatest living is neither in the mountains or the sea… but in between in the cloud forest.

The front yard at Merri’s and my hacienda in the cloud forest near Mindo.

Two cloud forest areas where many delegates choose to go are in Mindo


and Intag.  New houses being built in Mindo.

Apuela Intag.  Jean Marie has created two new options “Life in the Cloud Forest Tour” for both Mindo and Intag.

For just $100 more than the six pack below.

Ecuador multi course adventures can help you save.

Normal course and tour fees are up to $499 or $749 for a couple.  Here are your savings.

Two Pack… 2 seminar courses & tours $998 Couple  $1,349 Save $149 on couple

Three Pack… 3 seminar courses & tours   $1399 Couple  $1,899 Save $98 single or $348 on a couple or more

Four Pack… 4 seminar courses & tours   $1,699 Couple $2,299 Save $98 single or $697 on a couple or more

Five Pack… 5 seminar courses & tours  $1,999 Couple $2,699 Save $496 single or $1,046 on a couple or more

Six Pack… 6 seminars courses & tours  $2,199 Couple $3,099 Save $795 single or $1,395 on a couple or more

Join Club Ecuador

For more information contact Jean Marie Butterlin at jean@ateamecuador.com